Community Buildings - Guidance during Covid-19
Leicestershire County Council has produced a set of guidance around the re-opening and usage of community buildings, venues and centres, in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The guidance document is a summarised version of national guidance, and is particularly useful for organisations involved in running community buildings, or organisations who utilise community buildings to deliver projects, services and activities.
A copy of the summarised guidance can be seen below.
Please note, community venues including village halls and community centres are required to close from Thursday 5th November 2020 to Wednesday 2nd December 2020.
Please refer to the latest guidance from ACRE, which applies throughout this period.
ACRE Guidance - Nov 2020 (PDF, 116 Kb)
The RCC (Rural Community Council) are continuing to provide remote support to people managing village halls and other community buildings across Leicestershire and Rutland
You can find a series of useful resources related to the re-opening and usage of community buildings on the RCC website.
This includes guidance from ACRE around opening village halls and community buildings.
The updated guidance document from ACRE can be seen below.
LRALC and BHIB Councils - Guidance, Checklists and Risk Assessments
LRALC and BHIB are working together to provide risk assessment/management resources and training to all Parish and Town Councils in Leicestershire. Please contact LRALC in the first place with any queries and requests for support. LRALC is also providing comprehensive support to Parish and Town Councils on general operation during the current crisis. Please see the following documents from BHIB Councils Insurance, which can be used by any Council, including Parish and Town Councils.
Support available through Voluntary Action Leicestershire
Voluntary Action Leicestershire produces e-newsletters which are circulated on a twice weekly basis. The newsletters contain a range of useful information for voluntary and community sector organisations and partner agencies, including news, funding opportunities, events, case studies, and more.
The newsletters also regularly include updates from the government, in relation to announcements or policy changes which are relevant to the voluntary and community sector. You can subscribe to receive these newsletters here.